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Sunday, July 16, 2017
Styles - who won the United States Championship from Owens at a WWE Live Event in New York on Friday night - battled many times in late 2016 and early 2017, including at this year's Royal Rumble event when Cena beat Styles to win a record-equalling 16th world title.
However, The Phenomenal One and The Cenation Leader proved a cohesive unit on Tuesday night - Cena hitting Owens with an Attitude Adjustment and securing the pin after the Canadian had been blasted by a Pele kick from Styles.
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal - who will defend his belt against Randy Orton in a Punjabi Prison Match at Battleground on July 23 - bested Tye Dillinger with the Khallas.
Battleground will also host a bout between Mr Money in the Bank, Baron Corbin, and Shinsuke Nakamura after the two became embroiled in another manic brawl on Smackdown.
Xavier Woods overcame Jey Uso with a flying elbow, while Lana's interference allowed Tamina and Natalya to knock off Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch, Tamina pinning Flair after a potent kick.
Sami Zayn was also punished on the blue brand, slapped backstage by Maria Kanellis and then having a vase smashed over his head by her husband, Mike.